Angling Trust

011c23_c3f5db89dda562e35b86972e7f683940About Angling Trust

Bingley Angling Club is a member of the Angling Trust, the new single organisation to represent all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England.
The Angling Trust will lobby government, campaign on environmental and angling issues and run national and international competitions. They will fight pollution, commercial over-fishing at sea, over-abstraction, poaching, unlawful navigation, local bans and a host of other threats to angling.

The Angling Trust Mission

As the governing body for all angling, the Angling Trust will seek government funding to develop the sport from grass roots participation through to elite performance. We will develop programmes with clubs to increase participation, particularly amongst groups who have yet to discover the joys of going fishing. We will protect the rights of all anglers to do what they love most. The Angling Trust has been formed from an historic merger of six angling and conservation organisations in January 2009. Other bodies, including the Angling Development Board, will merge with the Angling Trust in 2009.

The Angling Trust will campaign for:

  • Conservation
  • Protection of angling
  • Increased government and EA support for angling and fisheries
  • Control of nuisance predators
  • Co-ordinated action on poaching and fish theft

The Angling Trust will deliver:

  • More quality coaches from diverse backgrounds
  • Angling education programmes
  • Increased opportunities to participate in angling
  • National and international competitions
  • Support for angling club development

The Angling Trust will fight:

  • Pollution, over-abstraction and litter
  • Declining marine and freshwater fish stocks
  • Commercial overfishing
  • Habitat Degradation
  • Damaging barrages, weirs and hydropower schemes
  • Poaching and fish theft
  • Unlawful navigation
  • Spread of diseases and parasites
  • Access restrictions
  • Anti-angling campaigns